Archive for June, 2016

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Joint statement following the EU referendum

Following last week’s EU referendum result Sutton’s leaders want to reassure residents that they live in a safe, tolerant and inclusive borough. Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council, Cllr Tim Crowley, Leader of the Opposition at Sutton Council, and Sutton Borough Police Commander Dave Stringer said in […]

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Three plead guilty as Sutton continues Blue Badge fraud crackdown in borough

Sutton’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with three more drivers convicted at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 21 June. The three drivers pleaded guilty to using Blue Badges to park close to Sutton Town Centre without the named Badge Holder present. Blue Badges are issued for the sole use of a named individual and are only […]

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Sutton result in EU referendum

The results of the EU Referendum in Sutton have been declared. The turnout was 106,630, or 76% of the total eligible electorate of 140,288. 49,319 voted to Remain a member of the EU, and 57,241 voted to Leave the EU. 73 votes were rejected. 180 counters worked in 18 smaller teams from 10pm to count […]

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Sutton honours its heroes for Armed Forces Day

Sutton Council has shown its support for members of the Armed Forces ahead of Armed Forces Day (Saturday 25 June), by raising the British Armed Forces Day Flag in Sutton town centre. Armed Forces Day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the […]

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Sutton Council statement on Ellie Butler

Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council, said: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ellie Butler, particularly her grandparents who loved her dearly. “This is a truly horrendous case which has affected our borough deeply. “It is even more difficult to take given our social workers worked tirelessly to protect Ellie […]

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Rainbow flag flown over Civic Offices to show LGBT solidarity with Orlando victims

Sutton Council has flown the rainbow flag over the Civic Centre to mark Pride Week, which runs until 26 June, and to show solidarity with the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida after the worst mass shooting in American history when 49 people were killed and another 53 injured at the Pulse nightclub on 12 June. […]

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Sutton People’s Kitchen cooks up a great summer line-up of events

Sutton Community Farm and Sutton Council are serving up a treat this summer – a range of great People’s Kitchen pop-up stalls will be appearing across the borough and bring people together to celebrate great food. The pop-up stalls will offer activities including cooking demonstrations, food tasting, recipe cards, and games and activities, as well […]

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Sutton Council set to introduce targeted youth service for vulnerable young people

Sutton Council is set to develop new ways to provide targeted services for vulnerable young people in addition to the statutory services it already provides. The new Targeted Youth Work service will work with young people and their families to reduce the number of young people going into care and to help keep young people in school. […]

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Pioneering Sutton disability project gives support to vulnerable borough residents

A pioneering Met Police-led initiative is being launched today (Tuesday, 14 June) to help vulnerable people – mainly with disabilities – in Sutton. The campaign is being backed by around 30 statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations that support people with physical and “hidden disabilities” as well as those who look after other vulnerable people. The campaign, […]

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Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, is awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Local Government and London in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Cllr Dombey, who has been Leader since 2012 and a Sutton councillor since 2002, said: “This is a great honour – I’m really pleased. It’s a […]